This image is a general representation of the album cover, but the actual product may differ slightly in terms of color shading, logo placement, borders, or other small details. If the item offered is a used, second-hand item, please note that there may be some cosmetic differences as well.
We realize that there are many different interpretations of the standard grades used
for pre-owned vinyl record albums & CD, so we thought we'd offer you the ones that we are working with,
so you have an idea what we mean when we give the grade for a non-new item on our pages.
Used Vinyl Grades
Below are stated conditions for a used vinyl records at Dusty Groove. Grading for
the cover should be assumed to be near (within a "+" or "-") the grading for the vinyl.
If there is significant divergence from the condition of the vinyl, or specific flaws,
these will be noted in the comments section of the item. However, please be aware that
since the emphasis of this site is towards the music listener, our main concern is with
the vinyl of any used item we sell. Additionally, please note that all of our records
are graded visually; considering the volume of used vinyl we handle, it is impossible
for us to listen to each record. If we spot any significant flaws, we make every attempt
to listen through them and note how they play.
The following grading conditions apply to the vinyl component of an album or single:
Additional Marks & Notes
If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially
if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record.
This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip,
cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.
One of those records that record store clerks are always wondering if they belong under soul or hip hop? Guess if we had an electro section, that'd be a no brainer. No rapping on this mid 80s album from the Jonzun Crew, just super synth heavy 80s pop soul, guaranteed to satisfy your Yamaha DX-7 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pretty much the same LP that came out as "The Official Version" on Fat Beats, with a few extra tracks and some slightly different mixes on a couple of numbers. Beats by Primo, Buckwild, Rockwilder and Lord Finesse, with vocals by Finesse, OC, Show & AG, Fat Joe and some of the last ... LP, Vinyl record album
Maybe not as incredibly raw as the first couple records from Philly's old school legend, but still with some nice moments of early east coast gangster rap and Schoolly's black power take on "knowledge" rhymes, like "Gangster Boogie", "Black Is...", "Education of a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Chuck Nice handled some of the production on this one, but KRS mixed and produced 3 cuts, including "Turn It Loose", "The Undertaker", and the classic "Serious", one of Steady B's best cuts. Also includes "Certified Dope", "I Got Cha" and "Ya ... LP, Vinyl record album
A killer set from Mongo Santamaria – one of his first albums on Atlantic, and a record that really keeps up the groove of his Columbia sides! Mongo's moving into very funky territory here – working with arranger Marty Sheller, and getting some great help on keyboards from Neal Creque ... LP, Vinyl record album
Drummer Alphonse Mouzon cut some of the hardest, heaviest fusion albums ever to hit the Blue Note label in the 70s – including this legendary powerhouse of a record! The set features Mouzon with one of his longtime partners – guitarist Tommy Bolin – hitting a hard-rocking, heavy ... LP, Vinyl record album
Think what you might about Maynard Ferguson, but lots of his early albums are filled with great players – like this "jam session" record that includes Herb Geller, Bob Cooper, Bob Gordon, and Max Roach. Each side contains one long track – "Air Conditioned" and " ... LP, Vinyl record album